Xiuxi Drinking Game Final

 

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There is an ancient purification ceremony called Xiuxi. On the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month scholars would relax alongside a stream as filled wine-cups floated by. If a wine-cup stopped in front of a scholar he had to compose an appropriate poem or song, or drink from the cup.

Ruan Ji wrote a famous song about playing that game called “Wine Crazy”. The Sages were well known for their avid and sometimes excessive love of wine and music.